Growth At her nine month checkup, Sadie was 16 pounds and 14 ounces. She’s now 27 inches tall!
Wearing Six and nine month clothes and size four diapers.
Personality Happy, silly, and occasionally shy! She likes to meet new people, but sometimes she smiles at them and then burrows her face into my shoulder when I’m holding her.
Eating I mentioned in a recent post that Sadie doesn’t seem to be swallowing solid food. She does okay with things like yogurt and purees, but spits out anything else if it doesn’t dissolve or isn’t a puree. Jimmy and I thought maybe she needed to keep practicing, but she’s been practicing for a few months and her pediatrician said she should be past purees at this age.
We talked to our state’s early intervention service and we’re going to have her evaluated for any developmental issues with feeding. I’m trying not to worry and trust God that everything is just fine. I’m hoping Jimmy and I are just being worried first-time parents and that early intervention will say Sadie is doing great. I know if there are any issues we will work on correcting them, so I’m reminding myself all will be okay! This parent life is full of questions and concerns and really forces me to surrender this journey to God.
Nicknames Sader Tot, Tot, Totling, Todd, Tottle Berry, Mini Jimmy, and a new one–Peekie. We were playing peek-a-boo and shortened the word to Peekie and started saying it all the time. It’s kind of like Aloha… we use it to say things like hello, announce our presence, and also call Sadie it, lol. She is probably confused 😉
Sleeping Sadie sometimes sleeps through the night, which is lovely! We try to put her to bed around 7:00 pm and she generally wakes up at 5:00 am to eat and then goes back down until 6:00 or 7:30 am. Every day is different and sometimes teething causes her to wake up more in the night. That’s when I just climb into her crib with her because I’m too tired to get her out and rock her, lol.
Looks Like Her dad mostly and maybe me a little!
New Skills Sadie now stands up by herself! We’ve started giving her baths in our bathtub instead of the sink because she decided she likes to stand up while we give her a bath, which pretty much gives me a heart attack since she’s so slippery and the bathroom sink is a few feet off the ground! She also went #2 on the potty this month, babbles mama, and makes a specific sound with her voice when she’s being silly. She has also mastered crawling super fast… help!
Likes Swimming in our neighbor’s pool, greeting Jimmy when he comes home from work, trying to climb on things, crawling, being in the baby carrier while I vacuum, my parents’ cat, getting a bath, being in the garden, crawling after the vacuum, being held by mom or dad, watching other kids, being outside, playing fetch with Mavis, baby gates, phones, Baby Einstein videos, our pets’ water dishes, standing, going on walks in her baby carrier, measuring cups, banging toys together, having us blow raspberries on her belly and legs, and our pets.
Dislikes Me leaving her or not holding her, having her diaper changed, being laid on her back, being put in her carseat, sitting in a stroller for more than 15 minutes.
Favorite Products Baby carrier, folding high chair, diapers, amber teething necklace, soft stacking blocks, bee crawl toy, driving toy, stuffed puppy, body wash, bibs, freezable teething toy, sippy cup, soft bath book, toy remote, Mavis’ ball (lol), hide and squeak eggs, shake and sort cupcakes, diaper rash cream.
Other Notes Sadie has sprouted three or four teeth on top, her hair is growing, she loves to swim and kick in water, she crawls on her toes (we call it her bear crawl) and we think it’s because we have hardwood floors, and she was pretty unimpressed by sparklers on Independence Day, lol.
That’s everything I have for Sadie’s nine month update! I don’t have the words to describe what a joy she is. God has truly given us a sweet gift in Sadie Mae ❤